Originally Ivey began as a garage band created by two brothers Lachlan and Matthew McGuffie with their neighbour, Dante Martin. The band Ivey was officially formed in April 2013 with the introduction of lead vocalist Millie Perks by guitarist Lachlan McGuffie.
The 4-piece outfit released their single “Smell of Smoke” in late 2015, which saw Ivey complete a whirlwind of massive support shows, performing with the likes of British India, The Delta Riggs, Tired Lion and The Belligerents towards the end of 2015. Their creative output also found them getting regular plays on Rage ABC, becoming one of Channel V’s Discover Artist’s and gaining impressive reviews from the likes of Pilerats, The Guardian and Dom Allessio (Triple J).
Ivey continued strongly into 2016 gathering support slots with Ocean Alley, High Tails, The Vanns, and Tiny Little Houses, and releasing their new single “All Things Good” mid 2016 with the aid of Konstantin Kersting (The Belligerents). All Things Good again received great industry feedback, gaining them slots on festivals such as Shaka Fest andCaloundra Music Festival. It was then that Ivey completed their first ever headline show, selling out their local venue Elsewhere to an adoring crowd.
The back end of 2016 saw Ivey head into the studio once more to record “Last Week”. Progressing musically the band released “Last Week” not only as an ode to their stylistic changes, but also to their live performances. “Last Week” became their anthem, and with it followed great reviews by national and international blogs and critics such as Indie Shuffle, Zane Rowe (triple j) and Music Feeds and high rotation on Triple J Unearthed Radio. This then saw the band take off on tour, playing at the Sydney Aria Week Party, Brisbane, Wollongong and finishing with a massive hometown show on the Gold Coast with Good Boy.
Ivey powered into 2017, announcing an extended tour which saw them once again travel down the east coast, supporting Miami Horror, Mosquito Coast, The Vanns and Tiger Town along with scoring slots at festivals such as Surfers Paradise Live and Blurst Of Times. In between their busy touring schedules, Ivey have been writing consistently, building up a strong repertoire of new music. With a building, enthusiastic fan base, a high energy live show and a fierce young work ethic and the release of their new single Out Of Time which has been receiving attention across the music industry, the rest of 2017 looks to be big for the band.
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